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Prescott rewards the guilty bosses


John Prescott is to let privateers off an estimated �1.6 billion in profits due to the Treasury over the next ten years...

Should humanity abandon science?


PRINCE Charles managed to stir up a furious debate with a speech he made two weeks ago attacking "scientific rationalism"...

Empty promises from Hague Just 75p a week from Blair


"NEW LABOUR and the Tories are fighting among themselves, but they are not helping pensioners...

Postal workers


POSTAL WORKERS in Wolverhampton walked out on unofficial strike on Tuesday of last week in response to the harsh realities of management's "Way Forward" agreement...

Shock, baby born!


ANYONE would think that Leo Blair was the only baby born in Britain this year, judging by the fuss in the press. The thousands of babies born every day to working class parents can expect a very diffe...

How West wrecked a continent


"AFRICANS would now prefer to return to colonialism," said a recent BBC report from Sierra Leone. Such claims bolster the idea that Western troops and mercenaries might be able to improve...

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS-Racism in prisons and detention centres


PARVAIZ Akhtar Asim is a political refugee from Pakistan threatened with deportation. Parvaiz was president of the Aapka (socialist) group in the Punjabi district Jhellum...

Rich cheer while poor pay in Blair's Britain


BRITAIN HAS become more unequal than ever under New Labour. A new report from the government's own Office for National Statistics, Social Inequalities, provides a devastating picture...

End of Blair's affair with big business?


SOMETHING very strange is happening to Tony Blair's government. It is undeniably a slavishly pro-business government...

Make 6 June union D-Day


MONDAY 6 June is one of the most important days for trade unionists for years. It is the day the final, and most significant, part of the new employment law comes into force...

New mood for change slaps union leaders in face


"THE MULTINATIONALS are undemocratic and unaccountable. They are more powerful than some countries. We see opposition growing globally," Sian Ruddick from Birmingham told a conference last week...

After he plays the race card


TORY LEADER William Hague's latest crude attempt to recover his party's fortunes has been to bang the "law and order" drum. He told the baying mob at the Police Federation conference in Brighton...

The battle of Hastings


OVER 200 local people protested in Hastings on Saturday to keep the Nazi National Front out of the south coast town. The Nazis failed to turn up...

Politicians' poison is fuel for racism


TORY LEADER William Hague and shadow home secretary Ann Widdecombe are continuing to stir up hatred against asylum seekers. In the House of Commons on Monday, Widdecombe again urged the government to throw out more asylum seekers.

Seafarers


SHIPS OFFICERS in the giant P&O company, working in ports around Britain including the busy ferry terminal at Dover, are to ballot for action over pay...

Capitalism-how it works


ANTI-capitalist protests seem to be talked about all the time these days. I was down at Trafalgar Square recently for the May Day demonstration and heard a hot dog seller...

Long hours, low pay-we've had enough


FEELINGS ARE running high amongst workers in higher education over pay. That anger was shown when delegates at the recent UNISON higher education conference supported our branch's motion...

Rich crooks keep hold of the loot


CROOKED, LYING former Tory MP Jonathan Aitken has done quite well out of declaring himself bankrupt...

Things they say


SOMETHING very strange is happening to Tony Blair's government. It is undeniably a slavishly pro-business government...

Anti-deportation


PARVAIZ Akhtar Asim is a political refugee from Pakistan threatened with deportation. Parvaiz was president of the Aapka (socialist) group in the Punjabi district Jhellum...

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